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Ship Foundation Design using DDAM-coupled Optimization Methods

This paper presents a case study of a ship foundation optimized for DDAM early in the design phase to validate and optimize the
structural integrity of a ship foundation subject to underwater shock conditions.

Technical Papers

InnAccel Leverages Altair OptiStruct for Validating Fetal Monitoring System

A . Vijayrajan Founder and Chief Technical Officer, InnAccel talks of how simulation brings design differentiation in the medical device industry. His team speaks of the use of Altair OptiStruct non-linear solution for designing snap fit of the d...

Customer Testimonials

Multidisciplinary Workflow to Assess Modal Fatigue Results of a 4-Cylinder Crankshaft Using AVL EXCITE, OptiStruct and FEMFAT

The crankshaft of an engine is a highly dynamically loaded component that is continuously optimized and optimized in terms of design and production technology. In order to be able to reproduce this in the simulation, the essential influences must ...

Webinars

Development of A new vehicle front sub-frame using Altair Inspire topology optimization

Presentation by Edan Lazerson, CAE Engineer, Plasan.


The Stormrider is a new vehicle which was designed from scratch and developed by Plasan. Altair Inspire was used for Topology optimization In order to find the ""best"" design for the vehicle front sub frame. The available volume (design s

ATC Presentations

The Increased Importance of BIW & Powertrain Integration in Electric Vehicle Development

Jamie Buchanan, UK Technical Director at Altair presents at the 2019 UK e-Mobility Seminar. Global Review of the EV Architecture. Integration Opportunities (e.g. Battery System Packaging, BIW / Battery Tray Integration)

Presentations, Videos

The C123 Process - A Rapid Simulation Process to Optimise the Weight & Performance Attributes of a BIW Structure

Dr. Stuart Bates, Concept Technical Specialist at Altair presents at the UK e-Mobility seminar 2019. Rapid Exploration of Packaging Alternatives e.g. Battery System Layout, Battery Frame / BIW Integration. Developing Balance Design (Weight vs Attr...

Presentations, Videos

The Challenges Associated with the Electrification of Motorsport Platforms

Michael Gascoyne, CEO of MGI Technologies presents at the UK e-Mobility seminar 2019.

Presentations, Videos

Nonlinear Analysis Buyer's Guide

We created this guide to help managers of CAE budgets navigate the multifaceted decisions companies must make when choosing a nonlinear analysis software vendor. Additionally, we’ve compiled some tips and best practices for successfully managing t...

Brochures

Scaling Up Your Nonlinear Analysis Solver Throughput with HyperWorks Unlimited

In this webinar, you'll learn about OptiStruct's nonlinear analysis performance at scale as well as Altair's powerful and cost-efficient solutions for on-premise or virtual compute clusters.

Webinars

Fast Forward Your Nonlinear Analysis with OptiStruct and HyperWorks Unlimited

Take home a modern nonlinear solver and state-of-the-art compute cluster to start revolutionizing your engineering decision-making on day one. Make agile design decisions, boost throughput, and reduce
time-to-market by combining the modern nonlinear solver capabilities of OptiStruct with Altair’s H

Brochures

Human Plus Machine: How Sarcos is Revolutionizing the Future of Work with Industrial Robotics

With the prospect of increasing labor shortages among a wide variety of industries, combined with the significant costs of occupational injuries and the ever-increasing pressure to increase productivity, leading robotics company, Sarcos is in a un...

ATC Presentations

An Efficient and Automated Design Strategy for Multi-physics E-Motor Development

This presentation introduces an application of a unique, highly automatic, multi-physics design strategy for E-motors, based on a current program at Mercedes-AMG GmbH. The strategy considers essential development requirements including electromagn...

ATC Presentations

Design for Additive Manufacturing with Topology Optimization

Presentation by Avishai Warszawski, Mechanical Designer at IAI, Israel Aerospace Industries at the ATCx in Israel, Netanya on October 30, 2019.

The goal of this project is to design a lightweight and stiff support bracket for delicate coaxes which are attached to an electronic unit. The machining

ATC Presentations

What’s the State of Nonlinear Simulation?

Engineering.com audience survey of
nonlinear simulation practices

Technical Papers

Fast Forward Your Nonlinear Analysis with OptiStruct

Simulate the effects of large displacements, material nonlinearity and advanced contacts with Altair OptiStruct™.

OptiStruct is the industry standard for the optimization of topology, composites, mechanisms and additive manufactured parts, but over the past three decades, it has evolved into a co

Webinars

Analysis Origins: OptiStruct

This article, featured in the October 2019 issue of NAFEMS BENCHMARK Magazine, chronicles the origins and legacy of OptiStruct, an early pioneer of simulation-driven design. Features quotes from Altair CEO Jim Scapa and other influential voices from the early days of Altair's history.

Article or

Articles

Battery & Motor Thermal Management for Electric Vehicles

The key element of an electric vehicle (EV) is the battery and batteries are known to produce heat during their charge-discharge cycle. An efficient thermal management system (TMS) is of paramount importance. The battery TMS affects the cost, lif...

Webinars

Cost Optimization in Composite Structures

Cost optimization is a driving force in all fields of industry, with every manufacturer competing to provide a cost-effective solution to the end customer. The paper addresses how to perform an early-stage design of components with emphasis on cos...

Technical Papers

Traction Motors Design & Multidisciplinary Optimization

Traction Motor play key role in the electric vehicle/hybrid electric vehicle (EV/HEV) development process. The design of a High-Performance e-Motor is a complex undertaking. Engineers have conflicting constraints to consider including efficiency, ...

Webinars

10 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do In Altair OptiStruct

You know Altair OptiStruct as the leader in topology optimization, but did you know that the use of OptiStruct for nonlinear structural analysis has been increasing rapidly at leading companies? Teams are benefiting from a modern solver technology...

Videos

Experience the Sound of Your Future EV Before it is Built

Achieving the targeted brand image in a short development cycle time with minimal or zero prototypes is a major challenge faced by EV companies. To overcome this challenge, Altair, HBK and Romax have jointly developed a simulation driven process c...

ATC Presentations

Heavy Equipment Simulations: Multi-body, Hydraulics & DEM

Presenter: Ronald Kett, Technical Specialist, Altair

For a Stewart-Gough-Platform (Hexapod), various software tools were used to study and design highly dynamic hydraulic drives together with an overall system control. Calculation of Eigenfrequencies, control design and comparison, hydrauli

ATC Presentations, Videos

Integrated Systems Simulation from Requirements

Ed Wettlaufer, Technical Manager Mechatronics Group, Altair [on behalf of NAVAIR]

Government solicitations for proposals, or RFPs, for aircraft and airborne systems require preliminary designs with enough fidelity to accurately predict performance, in order to prove the design's ability to

ATC Presentations, Videos

eBook: Introduction to Nonlinear Finite Element Analysis using OptiStruct

This study guide aims to provide a fundamental to advanced approach into the exciting and challenging world of Nonlinear Analysis.

eBooks, Training Materials

eBook: Learn Dynamic Analysis with Altair OptiStruct

This study guide aims to provide a fundamental to advanced approach into the exciting and challenging world of Structural Analysis.

eBooks, Training Materials

eBook: Learn Thermal Analysis with Altair OptiStruct

Examples in the eBook – Learn Thermal Analysis with Altair OptiStruct

eBooks

eBook: Learning Fatigue Analysis with Altair OptiStruct

The focus of this study guide is on Fatigue Analysis. As with our other eBooks we have deliberately kept the theoretical aspects as short as possible.

eBooks

Optimizing a Solar Car for Endurance and Energy Efficiency

Using Altair simulation software, Gurit supports Western Sydney University's Bridgestone World Solar Challenge team, helping them design the most efficient and aerodynamic
car possible, while ensuring driver safety
and adhering to class rules.

Customer Stories

Revolutionizing the Children's Orthotics Industry

London based Andiamo is causing a revolution in the children’s orthotics industry. Digitally scanning provides highly accurate body models, without the distress caused from plaster moulds. Andiamo use Altair’s simulation technologies to design the...

Customer Stories

eBook: Practical Aspects of Structural Optimization

This study guide aims to provide a basic introduction in the different optimization methods. Designed for users who are interested to learn more about the “inspiring” world of optimization.

eBooks

Five Common Mistakes made Running Topology Optimization

Topology optimization is an approach that optimizes the material distribution within a given design space, for a given set of loads and boundary conditions, to meet a set of performance targets. Using topology optimization at a concept level can h...

Articles

Magneto Vibro Acoustic Design of PWM Fed Induction Machines

Induction Motors (IM) are widely used in various industries. To ensure their speed control, IM will be supplied with pulse width modulation (PWM). This kind of supply, can impact efficiency of the motor and degrade its vibro-acoustic behavior, gen...

Technical Papers

Drivers...Start Your Simulation? University of Texas – Arlington uses Altair SimLab™ and Altair Optistruct™ to design an adjustable pedal box for their Formula SAE racecar

Formula SAE is a collegiate design series run by Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), which challenges students to design, build and compete with an open wheel style car across various events. The competition pitches various teams across differe...

Customer Stories

Hyperworks X: Morphing Examples on a Turbine Blade

This brief demo shows the easy accessibility to morphing in HyperWorks X. Different examples are shown to explain, how to take advantage of Altair's morphing technology.

Videos

Hyperworks X: Design Space Management

Altair HyperWorks X introduces a very intuitive and powerful workflow to quickly generate design and non-design space for optimization runs. It also provides a library for automotive related non-design spaces, such as engine, seats, engine, sunroo...

Videos

Generative Design and Topology Optimization Report

This special report by engineering.com covers two of the most talked-about trends in the product design community today: Generative Design and Topology Optimization. These simulation techniques allow customers to design lightweight and performativ...

Technical Papers, Use Cases

Multiphysics Optimization of Traction Motors For E-mobility

Multiphysics Optimization of Traction Motors For E-mobility
Vincent Leconte, Sr. Director, Global Business Development-EM Solutions, Altair

ATC Presentations

Altair OptiStruct Grid Based Free Shape Optimization

A new option, GRID, is available on the 3rd field of DSHAPE Bulk Entry that allows more flexible shape changes (including normal to the shell surface) as each DSHAPE grid has its own design variable.

New Features, Videos

Altair OptiStruct New Axisymmetric Element (CQAXI)

OptiStruct offers support for the QUAD element type that defines a 4 or 8 node CQAXI Bulk entry.

New Features, Videos

Altair OptiStruct Interface Enhancements in SimLab

New solutions approaches are supported to perform model setup for OptiStruct, including enhancements to the loads and constraints and optimization responses.

New Features, Videos
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